Locations in Key West, Marathon, and Tavernier, FL

Comprehensive Hearing Assessments

Dr Michelle with patients

When you glance in the mirror, you might not notice the subtle signs of aging that have gradually appeared. However, when you glance at old photos, the differences become evident. Similarly, hearing loss often occurs slowly and subtly, just like the natural process of aging. This makes it challenging to realize that your hearing may not be as sharp as it once was. Without a point of reference, it’s easy to dismiss or ignore the signs of hearing loss during daily interactions.

This is why many individuals underestimate the existence of a hearing loss and choose to overlook the challenges it poses. However, a straightforward hearing assessment can provide you with a clear understanding of any hearing difficulties you might be experiencing. Moreover, it can offer insights into the available treatment options to restore your hearing to its former level.

The assessment process is quick and non-invasive, providing immediate results. It not only enables you to establish a baseline for future comparison but also grants you a comprehensive understanding of the treatments that can improve your hearing. Take this opportunity to gain valuable insights and proactively address your hearing health.

It's time to finally address your hearing loss.

How does it work?

During your consultation, we ensure transparency by providing a comprehensive explanation of our processes. This will keep you fully informed about what to expect at each stage of our journey together. We engage in a thorough discussion to address your concerns regarding hearing loss. This includes a review of your medical and family history, an examination of your current medications, and a conversation about your lifestyle and treatment objectives. The initial consultation establishes open and honest communication, fostering your confidence as we embark on our journey towards improved hearing.

Once your initial consultation is complete, we can progress to the evaluation stage. The evaluation process involves a range of tests that serve as a baseline to track your progress and evaluate the effectiveness of your chosen treatment. Our comprehensive hearing assessment may include the following components:


  • Physical Observation with an Otoscope: We use an otoscope to visually examine your ear canal and eardrum.


  • Pure-Tone Preliminary Screening: Through headphones, we transmit different tones and frequencies to assess your hearing thresholds.


  • Speech Testing: This assessment evaluates your speech reception threshold.


  • Speech in Noise Testing (Quicksin): We measure your ability to comprehend speech in noisy environments.


  • Tympanometry Testing: This test assesses the presence of fluid in the ear, perforated eardrum, or wax blockage by using a puff of air.


  • Acoustic Reflex Tests: These tests examine how the small muscles in the middle ear respond to various sounds.


By conducting this comprehensive evaluation, we can diagnose your hearing capacity and gain all the necessary information to help you make an informed decision about the best treatment option. As part of our commitment to patient education, we will guide you through each step of the procedures, explain the data generated, and provide you with a clear understanding of its significance.

We value your input and believe it is crucial to involve you in the decision-making process. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the available options, enabling you to select a treatment plan tailored to your unique circumstances. We are committed to transparency and will present all viable choices, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

We encourage you to take the time to consult with your loved ones and schedule a follow-up appointment. During this appointment, we will revisit your treatment plan, ensuring a thorough discussion to expedite your journey towards improved hearing health.